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Canford Village Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Merley, Poole

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Latitude: 50.7873 / 50°47'14"N

Longitude: -1.9565 / 1°57'23"W

OS Eastings: 403159

OS Northings: 98637

OS Grid: SZ031986

Mapcode National: GBR 435.J5B

Mapcode Global: FRA 67S0.HKL

Entry Name: Canford Village Hall

Listing Date: 10 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1275404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412436

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH21

County: Poole

Electoral Ward/Division: Merley & Bearwood

Built-Up Area: Merley

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Canford Magna

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SZ0398 CANFORD MAGNA, Canford Magna
958-1/9/224 (West side)
10/02/94 Canford Village Hall


School, now village hall. Dated 1866 on hopper. Possibly by
Sir Charles Barry Jnr. Yellow brick with stone dressings,
truncated ridge stack and tiled roof with bands of fishscale
tiles and a crested ridge. Gothic Revival style. L-shaped plan
with hall and left-hand classroom.
Single storey; 4-window range. A left-hand projecting gabled
wing and right-hand end gable have roll-top copings with
kneelers and finials; the school room has 3 gabled half
dormers with tall 2-centre-arched windows with drip moulds and
2-light windows with a timber mullion to a transom, hoppers
and downpipes between each dormer, and terracotta panels in
the gables of the outer windows; the wing has a canted 4-light
bay with a hipped roof, and paired windows above with a column
mullion, foliate capital and drip moulds. 2 small trefoil
dormer vents. Right-hand gable contains a large
2-centre-arched window with a hoodmould, 3 mullion windows
with chamfered surrounds and glazing bars, and an overlight
with thin mullion glazing bars.
Rear elevation has a central entrance set forward, lateral
stacks with cornices flanking a steep gable with roll-top
coping and finial, and a chamfered 2-centre-arched doorway
with glazing bars to a half-glazed door and overlight. Either
side are mid C20 lean-to extensions.
INTERIOR contains an arch-braced roof, without decorative
HISTORICAL NOTE: part of a large number of similarly styled
estate buildings on the Canford Estate, associated with Lady
Wimborne. Charles Barry worked on several and may have been
involved with this estate school, which is designed in a more
vigorous Gothic style than other buildings on the estate.

Listing NGR: SZ0315998637

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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